Plants vs Zombies BannerCalling all plant-based and undead warriors, Plants vs. Zombies: Battle for Neighborville Complete Edition has arrived on the Nintendo Switch! I’ve been playing the series since it originally debut on the Xbox One in 2014, now Switch owners can join the battle! This cute, cartoony take on the third-person shooter genre provides fun for both a younger and older audience. This specially tailored version for the Switch allows you to take your war for garden supremacy on the go with plenty of offline and online content to enjoy.

Let’s take a stroll through Neighborville and check out all the Nintendo Switch version of Plants vs. Zombieshas to offer.

Plants vs. Zombies: Battle for Neighborville Details

Platform: Nintendo SwitchPlayStation 4 and Xbox One Plants vs Zombies Nintendo Switch
PopCap Games
Publisher: Electronic Arts
Genre: Third-person shooter
Modes: Single player, Multiplayer
ESRB Rating: E 10+ (Everyone 10+)

Plants vs Zombies CinemasPlants vs. Everyone

Like the original release that arrived on the PlayStation 4 and Xbox One the game lets you tackle zany single player missions culminating in showdowns with epic bosses. Check out our review of the 2019 release for more details about what is included in the base game. The story mode puts you in the middle of a war between Plants and Zombies. The gameplay isn’t as unforgiving as more adult focused shooters such as Call of Duty, allowing for greater accessibility for all ages. It’s lighthearted fun with a more family-focused story at its core.

Plants vs. Zombies’ is overflowing with content

This version of Plants vs. Zombies is the first time the series has graced the Switch platform, and it arrives in style! Not only does it include the entire game from the original release but loads of extra content. The Switchversion is an “all in one” pack requiring no extra purchases to unlock content. Developer PopCap Gamesmade the decision to keep everything unlockable via in-game progression.  You’ll have access to 23 fully customizable characters and all their cosmetic items are unlockable in game – it’s all here!

On top of this there is also access to all 12 Prize Maps and you can earn Prize Bulbs as you play for different costumes, upgrades, and tons of other bonuses. It’s time to grow you garden, and your arsenal!

Plants vs Zombies Single PlayerSingle and Multiplayer options in Plants vs. Zombies

Plants vs. Zombies: Battle for Neighborville Complete Edition also features both single player story mode and online multiplayer.

PopCap Games has taken advantage of the Switch’s features and included aspects like 8-vs-8 multiplayer in modes like Turf Takeover. If you don’t want to face off against your friends and prefer to work together, there is an online cooperative mode playable for up to 4 players. Please note the online component of the game requires a Switch Online account to access all PvP modes and the public mode for Giddy Park.

Action on the go offline

If you are on the go and don’t have access to the internet, there is still plenty of ways to enjoy the Plants vs. Zombies experience. You’ll have areas like Giddy Park to explore, PvE free-roam regions, and Private Playmodes to help sharpen your skills. All these can be accessed offline, so you can play on the go without an internet connection.

Plants vs Zombies PartyGraphical performance and gameplay

Plants vs. Zombies: Battle for Neighborville Complete solo edition offers sharp graphics both on the go and docked at home. The game displays a resolution of 900p at 30 frames per second in TV mode and a resolution of 720p in portable mode. This game is one of the first titles that EA has adapted its powerhouse Frostbite engine for the Switch. All this translates to greater graphical fidelity in both playable modes.

When it comes to gameplay you have greater flexibility with how to control the game. You can use Joy-con controllers for aiming and adjust a full range of settings to customize to your playstyle. The Switch’s touch screen can also be used to interact with UI menus throughout the game, you can even zoom in on maps with a pinch of your fingers.

Buy your copy of Plants vs. Zombies: Battle for Neighborville Complete Edition on Nintendo Switch today!

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Matthew Rondina
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  1. I’ve only ever played a little of the original PvZ. I do like the bright colourful colour scheme in this game. Perhaps I’ll check it out!

    Thanks Matthew!

    • Thanks Ian, I love the series makes the third-person shooter genre more accessible for a broader age group. The zany weapons and characters also makes it feel like I am playing in a Looney Tunes cartoon!

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